Norbert Koppensteiner is a peace researcher and freelance facilitator. He has been a Senior Lecturer at the University of Innsbruck, Austria; Deputy Head of the Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies and the Program Coordinator of the MA Program in Peace Studies at the same university. He is the author of The Art of the Transpersonal Self (Atropos Press 2009) and has co-edited the Palgrave International Handbook of Peace Studies (Palgrave 2011 & 2014), as well as Transrational Resonances (Palgrave 2018). The results of his latest research will be published in form of a monograph entitled Transrational Peace Research and Elicitive Facilitation (Palgrave, forthcoming 2020).
His facilitation specializes in breath, voice and movement and he frequently works with practices of Conscious Dance and theatre. He is a facilitator in Holotropic Breathwork certified after Sylvester Walch. In July 2020 he commences a one-year research fellowship at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies / Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, USA.